The London School of Economics and Political Science announces that the 2001 Lakatos Award, of £10,000 for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, goes to:



Judea Pearl (University of California, Los Angeles), for his book Causality: Models, Reasoning and Inference (Cambridge University Press, 2000).




Causality offers the first comprehensive coverage of causal analysis in many sciences. Pearl presents a unified account of the probabilistic, manipulative, counterfactual and structural approaches to causation, and devises simple mathematical tools for analyzing the relationships between causal connections, statistical associations, actions and observations.

Lakatos Award Lecture

9 May 2002, 5.30pm

Old Theatre, London School of Economics

Causal Modelling and the Logic of Science